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Institutions: Institutions are social structures that organize and guide human behavior. They can be formal or informal, and they can be public or private.
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Voltaire on Institutions - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 263
Institutions/VoltaireVsMontesquieu/Voltaire/Höffe: Unlike Montesquieu, whom Rousseau holds in high esteem, Voltaire has hardly any sense for institutions.
He laughs at the plan for eternal peace in Europe as an unworldly rhapsody, because he is building on a political illusion, a European League of Nations.
Voltaire relies only on growing tolerance and the pressure of public opinion.
, >Peace, >Utopianism, >Utopia, >Toleration.

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The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

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